Day Treatment Counsellor Assistant(s)

Peel Children's Centre - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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*Multiple Part-Time Contracts – 31 hours/week & 21 hours/week

*Locations in Caledon and Mississauga

*Contract end date: June 2020

*File #19-017

Peel Children's Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience serious emotional difficulties. Our services are provided in a dynamic, client-centered environment that values flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness.

Our Day Treatment Program provides a safe, accepting, supportive classroom environment for children experiencing serious emotional, behavioral, or relationship difficulties in their school, and often their home and community*.

Working in a multi-disciplinary framework the Day Treatment Counsellor Assistant assists the primary counsellor within the classroom, supporting the day to day operations of the classroom, while ensuring the safety and well being of all clients within the Day Treatment setting. The Day Treatment Counsellor Assistant requires an ability to ensure agency policies and procedures are understood and carried out while working within a school setting with its own set of expectations and procedures. In the absence of the Day Treatment Counsellor, the Day Treatment Counsellor Assistant is required to take the lead role within the classroom.

*Hourly salary range is from $21.37 - $25.97 (5 step range based on 31 hr/week or 21 hr/week)

Job Requirements

  • Possess a Child & Youth Worker diploma with a minimum of one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Have the ability to respond to and support client’s unique mental health needs, within a therapeutic environment, in the context of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan and an integrated school setting;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to apply behavioral skills;
  • Have the ability to develop and implement treatment and social skills groups in support of the treatment needs of the individual clients;
  • Use tact and judgment in a respectful manner and have the ability to apply these skills in a variety of situations;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, teaming and conflict resolution skills;
  • Be able to effectively follow clinical direction;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to client needs through a strength based approach;
  • Have a proven understanding of a milieu environment and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, within a school setting;
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries;
  • Have the ability to effectively assess, manage, design, and implement a crisis plan to ensure safety within the milieu setting;
  • Be available to work unconventional hours at times to accommodate meetings and family reviews;
  • Be available to work the academic year, taking earned vacation during school holidays;
  • Have basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and email software;
  • Have a valid Driver’s License and First Aid Certificate and satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check.

At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply no later than *March 25, 2019.

If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to *“File # 19-017 – Day Treatment Counsellor Assistant”

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process


Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $21.37 to $25.97 /hour


  • Behavioural: 1 year (Required)